June Workshop Auditions – “Come Right Away, Don’t Rush”

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Auditions for the June Workshop, “Come Right Away, Don’t Rush” will be held on Sunday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m. at Elmwood Playhouse (within the Sorkin Studio). All are welcome!


The play is an original one-act (about 25 minutes long) by local playwright, Julie M. Goldberg. It involves Heather, an educated professional woman in her 50s, who is dealing with her mother having broken her hip and being taken to the hospital and not being able to accompany her because of COVID. She seeks solace from her old friend from high school who is dealing with his own issues of middle age, parenthood, and the fragile relationships between adults and their elderly parents.


Monday, June 5th at approximately 8:30 p.m. (Workshop after Elmwood Membership Meeting)


To be arranged, but a total of probably 8-10 rehearsals on Thursday evenings and weekend afternoons. (Flexible.)


Heather (Female, late 40s-early 50s) – Educated professional woman under a great deal of stress because of her mother’s hip fracture, but moments of light-hearted snarkiness emerge from time to time

Joel Bauer (Male, late 40s-early 50s) – Kindhearted old high school friend of Heather’s, whose first response to his friend’s emotional stress is to make tea. Dealing with divorce, his aged father, and a teenage daughter, he cracks jokes to break the tension.

Meredith (Female, any race/ethnicity, late 40s-early 50s) – Joel’s “friend with benefits.” A practical down-to-earth woman whose escape from domestic violence has made her stronger. An O.R. nurse.

Dr. Bauer (Male, 80s) – Joel’s father—a retired professor who writes poetry. A little irascible. Like many academics, he can get focused on his work and ignores social chatter, but there may be a hint of dementia now.

If you would like a copy of the script or have any questions, please email the director, Derek Tarson, at dtarson@gmail.com

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